BitLocker Lost Password

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Stefan, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Stefan

    Stefan Guest

    Hi,
    what will happen, if I lost my key? Is there a possibility to recover the
    data of the notebook?

    Thank You!!
     
    Stefan, Mar 20, 2006
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  2. Yes, you will need to provide a (40-digit) recovery key, which you should
    safekeep when it's generated (when you initialize BitLocker)
    --
    Pierre Szwarc
    Paris, France
    PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
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    "Stefan" <> a écrit dans le message de dvlp88$80o$02$-online.com...
    | Hi,
    | what will happen, if I lost my key? Is there a possibility to recover the
    | data of the notebook?
    |
    | Thank You!!
    |
    |
     
    Pierre Szwarc, Mar 20, 2006
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  3. Otherwise you're as good as screwed... that code and Recovery code is the
    only thing that distinguishes you from the genuine owner and a theif to be
    honest :eek:( Windows still aint all that clever :eek:P

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 20, 2006
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  4. Stefan

    Alun Jones Guest

    Have you tested this?

    We tried this one at the office, got through about 1% of the encryption, and
    rebooted. It didn't detect the USB drive with the boot key, and it didn't
    offer any ability to enter the recovery key.

    We didn't have time to play exploring around, but something like this should
    be made obvious, yes?

    Alun.
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    Alun Jones, Mar 21, 2006
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  5. It's not been 100% tested as yet, however if you check out this:
    http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/security/bitlocker - that's
    got a little bit of general info as well as some really useful links in to
    guide you through the basic steps :eek:)

    --
    Zack Whittaker
    » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
    » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
    » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
    » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!


    --- Original message follows ---
     
    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 21, 2006
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  6. I didn't test it personally, but I saw it demonstrated at the MS Security
    conference 3 weeks ago. It seemed to work (with all due reserves <g>). I
    expect (hope) this will be thoroughly tested by RTM. Otherwise I can see the
    lawsuits against MS piling up...
    --
    Pierre Szwarc
    Paris, France
    PGP key ID 0x75B5779B
    ------------------------------------------------
    Multitasking: Reading in the bathroom !
    ------------------------------------------------

    "Alun Jones" <> a écrit dans le message de ...
    | In article <u89bI6$>, "Pierre Szwarc"
    | >Yes, you will need to provide a (40-digit) recovery key, which you should
    | >safekeep when it's generated (when you initialize BitLocker)
    |
    | Have you tested this?
    |
    | We tried this one at the office, got through about 1% of the encryption,
    and
    | rebooted. It didn't detect the USB drive with the boot key, and it didn't
    | offer any ability to enter the recovery key.
    |
    | We didn't have time to play exploring around, but something like this
    should
    | be made obvious, yes?
     
    Pierre Szwarc, Mar 21, 2006
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  7. Stefan

    Josh Guest

    I have used it extensivly...and blog'd about it.

    The problem with USB keys is timing related and is being addressed. A
    simple workaround is to place a bootable CD/DVD in the drive. Don't boot
    from it, it just seems to give windows enought time to read the key.

    you can always come post q about bitlocker on my site if you need.

    Josh
    http://windowsconnected.com



     
    Josh, Mar 24, 2006
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